Mayor Newsom introduced the new exciting "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" exhibit on view at the de Young Museum in San Francisco from June 27, 2009 through March 28, 2010.
This is the first time in three decades that the treasures of King Tutankhamun will be seen in Northern California since the first in 1979. The current exhibition includes an extensive array of more than 130 important artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites such as the gold diadem found on King Tut’s mummy’s head when the tomb was discovered. The exhibition will also include a selection of artifacts that are new to the traveling exhibition including an elaborate pectoral necklace that features a yellow-green carved stone of unknown origin that is thought to be millions of years old.
Please visit the Exhibit web site for more information.